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The Best Organic Soup Comes in a Classic Package

Amy’s Kitchen offers more than 30 varieties of soup — all in convenient, non-BPA, recyclable steel cans

Amy’s Organic Soups are slow simmered to bring together the delicious flavors of organic vegetables, beans, and grains. You’ll find the classics, like Organic Cream of Tomato Soup, Organic Minestrone Soup, and Organic Split Pea Soup, as well as inventive flavors and recipes like Thai Coconut Soup, Organic Tuscan Bean & Rice Soup, and Organic Quinoa, Kale & Red Lentil Soup.

An increasing number of people are looking for convenient, prepared foods to suit their busy lifestyle. However, many companies package foods in non-recyclable, non-biodegradable materials, which is a burden on landfills, and contaminates the ocean, threatening wildlife. More and more, conscious consumers are looking for ways to minimize their environmental impact, and one way to do that is to choose recyclable packaging when buying prepared foods.


Not Your Grandma’s Tin Can

While tin cans have been around since the early 1800s, and a variety of canned foods have been widely available since the early 1900s, there have been significant developments in canning technology. Amy’s Kitchen packages all their soups in cans made of tin-plated steel with non-BPA interior lining. The can end is made of tin-free steel with non-BPA lining and a food-grade seal. The lining material is a double-coated protective barrier made without bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE), or novolac glycidyl ether (NOGE). Amy’s Kitchen is among a small group of companies that does not use BPA in it’s packaging.

The Mounting Case Against BPA in Food

BPA is used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins and has been in commercial use since 1957. However, BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical, and decades of studies link BPA to developmental and reproductive health problems (including metabolic disease, neurological effects, asthma, infertility, and cancer). Despite the fact that researchers, consumers, and health advocates have voiced concerns about the chemical for years, the FDA’s current stance is: “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods.” Many people believe that the FDA has been too slow to regulate the use of BPA in consumer products. Renée Sharp, the director of research for the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, says, “We do want to push companies away from it, because it is a known toxin.”

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You can Take Action to demand that companies stop using BPA in food packaging.

Amy’s Kitchen – Organic Since 1987

Amy’s Kitchen was created in 1987 by Rachel and Andy Berliner, when their daughter Amy was born. They make convenient and delicious, organic, non-GMO vegetarian meals for people who appreciate good food, but are often too busy to cook from scratch. Amy’s products are now available in more than 15 countries around the world. Find out where you can buy Amy’s Organic Soups.

This entry was published on October 6, 2016 at 6:00 am and is filed under Eat. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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